Welcome to Farragut High School Counseling!
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Welcome to Farragut High School Counseling!
11237 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37934
The Counseling Office is open daily for students to stop by and talk to their counselor to discuss their academic plan, connect with scholarship and financial aid, address any social/emotional concerns and much more. Parents and students are welcome to contact their student's counselor to make an appointment!
Professional school counselors are certified/licensed educators with a master's degree or higher in school counseling, making them uniquely qualified to address the developmental needs of all students. School Counselors address students' academic, career, and social/emotional needs by designing, implementing, evaluating and enhancing a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and helps maximize student success.
Anchor Fest will be this Thursday, March 7th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Anchor Fest is the annual curriculum fair which showcases the courses and programs that Farragut offers! Students and parents can visit the different department's tables and ask questions about course offerings and progressions. This is a great time for students to get a feel for what classes they would like to take in the coming school year. Grade-level Registration Information meetings for parents will take place while Anchor Fest is open. Please note the following schedule:
Registration Information Meeting Time in Auditorium
Anchor Fest Time in Gym
Rising 9th grade
Rising 10th grade
RIsing 11th grade
Rising 12th grade
Check out this great article about why ALL students should fill out the FAFSA!
Samford University Pharmacy Camp:
Learn about careers in pharmacy and about prepharmacy courses that can prepare you for pharmacy school. You will participate in hands-on pharmacy science lab demonstrations and unique service projects. You will also gain essential patient assessment skills, tour local health care facilities and pharmacies, experience campus life and have fun!
Apply at samford.edu/pharmacy/bulldog-pharmacy-camp by February 1, 2019. Application will open November 2018. Application requirements: completed application • official high school transcript, including SAT/ACT scores • recommendation letter from your math or science teacher • $100 application fee (refunded only if not selected)
$550 (includes overnight accommodations for five nights, all meals and camp activities; nonrefundable after May 1) Full payment must be received by April 1, 2019. A limited number of scholarships will be available for the application and camp fees.
Congratulations are in order for some of our outstanding students!
Congratulations to Rebecca Fisher for being names as the FHS nominee for the Optimist Club of Knoxville's Service to Humanity Award. Rebecca was chosen for her outstanding leadership and service to others! Rebecca will attend a honors ceremony for her award, sponsored by The Optimist Club at the Foundry.
Congratulations to Will Thorley for being nominated by the FHS staff and selected for the Samuel Frazier Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award. Because of this selection, Will now competes in the DAR essay contest and will be considered for regional competition. Will was selected for his dependability, service to others, patriotism, and leadership. Way to go, Will!
Congratulation to Inshira Bediako for being selected as a finalist for the United States Youth Senate Program. Inshira was selected based on her national exam scores, leadership, and service to others. Inshira will now interview this week for a chance to be named as one of two US youth senators from Tennessee. If selected, she will win a $10,000 scholarship and a paid week in Washington, DC this spring. Good luck, Inshira!
Congratulations to Farragut's 13 National Merit Semi-Finalists! These seniors are 13 out of only 16,000 seniors nationwide who are the top scorers on the PSAT. Farragut also had 15 students named as National Merit Commended Students this year. These students are in the top 34,000 students in the nation and are also recognized for their exceptional promise.
The following colleges will be coming to visit Farragut High School! Students that would like to meet with college reps can sign up in Naviance or on the clipboards next to Mrs. Bolinger's office.
October 16th, 1:00 pm--Birmingham Southern College
October 17th, 1:00 pm--The University of Alabama in Huntsville
2:00 pm--Tusculum College
October 19th, 8:45 am--Georgetown College
1:00 pm--Worcester Polytechnic Institute
2:00 pm--Williams College
October 23rd, 8:45 am--Agnes Scott College
October 24th, 10:15 am--Maryville College
October 29th, 1:00 pm--College of Charleston
November 1st, 2:00 pm--Johnson & Wales University (Providence)
November 7th, 1:00 pm--Eckerd College
November 13th, 1:00 pm--The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
December 6th, 2:00 pm--National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Applications are now open for the ACT Student Champion Award. The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place.
ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, and state-level recognition. Applications can be found www.act.org/readinesschampions. Applications are due October 31, 2018, and champions will be notified on or before January 31, 2019.
Tennessee Promise applications are now open to seniors. Student MUST apply before November 1st to be eligible for tuition at the statewide community colleges. Go to tnpromise.gov to apply!Also, a reminder that the FAFSA applications for the 2019-2020 school year for Federal Student Aid will be open on October 1st. This form must be filled out by seniors in order to qualify for the HOPE, TN Promise, and any other Federal or state program. Go to fafsa.gov to apply after October 1st.
Don't miss out on important updates regarding college information and scholarships from your FHS Counseling Office! Text @ccdk2b to (442) 333-4864 .
Don't miss out on important updates regarding college information, testing and events from your FHS Counseling Office! Text @farragut to (442) 333-4864 to get updated reminders.
Rachel BastSophomore Counselor, Class of 2021671-7111Ashley BennewitzJunior Counselor, Class of 2020671-7111James MichelSenior Counselor, Class of 2019671-7111Andi TenryFreshman Counselor, Class of 2022671-7111Erin HalcottRegistrar671-7111Tracy MooreStudent Information System Secretary671-7111